There has been success for Bury athletes over a number of different surfaces over recent weeks.
A small number of runners competed in the South East Lancs Cross Country League held at Heaton Park. In the under 13 boys race Jay Cook ran well in the difficult conditions to take 9th place. In the girls race Abigail Howard took 22nd place. The performance of the day came from Donna Cartwright in the ladies race, taking 6th place overall and finishing first in the L40 category.
On 6th November a number of Bury’s junior athletes competed in the Stockport indoor quadrathon at Sportscity. Star performer of the day was Jerel Livingston, winning the under 15 boys competition and securing victories in the 60m, 800m and long jump. There was a 2nd and 3rd for Daisy Worthington and Grace Goodsell respectively in the under 15 girls competition, with Daisy setting a new quadrathon record in the 800m (2.22.8) and Grace doing likewise in the 60m (8.0). Other Bury competitors included Jay Cook, 7th in the under 13 boys competition; Ella Hall, 12th in the under 15 girls competition, and Myah Gordon-Campbell 16th in the under 13 girls competition.
On 13th November a large squad of athletes competed at the second Greater Manchester Sporthall League at Sportscity. The under 13 boys won the team event with individual victories from Jerel Livingston, Evan Savage and Elliott Savage. Other point scorers included Jay Cook and Thomas Halford. The under 11 girls took second in their team event with fine scoring performances from Matilda Brett, Connie Potts, Nicole Palmer, Olivia Walker, Georgia Nuttall and Millie Yates.
The under 15 girls took third place with strong performances from Holly Murray, Katherine Townsend, Emily Booth and Amy Garroch. The under 13 girls also took third place with excellent scoring performances from Jenna Dickinson, Eleanor Long, Emily Booth, Myah Gordon-Campbell, Ella Hall, Catherine Russell, Grace Gibson, Erin Garroch and Holly Crow.
Patrick Clarke did well as the sole Bury competitor in the under 15 boys competition to score sufficient points to secure third place. A depleted under 11 boys team could only take sixth place with points earned by Oliver Horford, Jayden Barlow, Joseph Swain, Finley Collins, Asadel Adnan and Kieran Chadwick.